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CVE-2016-5017: Buffer overflow vulnerability in ZooKeeper C cli shell
Note: The 3.5 branch is still alpha at this time.
- ZooKeeper 3.4.x users should upgrade to 3.4.9 or apply this patch
- ZooKeeper 3.5.x users should upgrade to 3.5.3 when released or apply
The patch solves the problem reported here, but it does not make the